Part I: Matching
Match each of the following descriptions with a name from the list that follows. (10 points)
A. Akiba Drummer B. Juliek C. Moshe the Beadle
D. Stein E. Chlomo Wiesel F. Rabbi Elaihou
G. Tzipora H. Dr. Mengele I. Madame Schächter
J. Eliezer Wiesel
____ 1. Believes Elie’s lie about his family’s safety.
____ 2. Asks his fellow prisoners to say the Kaddish for him.
____ 3. Is responsible for many horrific experiments on people brought to the camps.
____ 4. Felt that his childhood ended after he and his family were placed in the camps.
____ 5. Is a beloved old man whose son deliberately abandons him in a march in the snow.
____ 6. Despite many struggles in the camps, dies of dysentery.
____ 7. Sees fire before there is actually fire to see; believed to have lost her mind.
____ 8. Begs the Jews to listen to warnings about Nazi atrocities
____ 9. Carries and eventually plays a violin after a long march.
____ 10. Accompanies Elie’s mother when the women are separated from the men.
Part II: True/False
Mare the following statements as either TRUE or FALSE. Read carefully. If you feel that your response
needs additional explanation, write below the question.
____ 11. Early in his teens, Elie is eager to study the Jewish religion.
____ 12. Elie and his father quickly learn from prison rumors that Mrs. Wiesel and Tzipora were sent to
____ 13. A band plays military music as the workers march to and from the factory.
____ 14. The camp doctor recommends that Elie refuse to cooperate with surgeons, who want to
amputate his foot.
____ 15. Elie finds no kind overseers in the camps, only sadistic men who steal and intimidate.
____ 16. Before liberation Elie finds himself secretly hoping for his father’s death because he finds him a
____ 17. Throughout Wiesel’s book, he relies on his faith in God to get him through the camps.
____ 18. Idek the kapo would occasionally go into fits of rage, and once he beat Elie for no reason.
____ 19. After attempting to escape from the snow, Elie hears Juliek play his violin. Juliek dies shortly
____ 20. Elie refuses to bring his father water as he lays dying, because he knows it is bad for him.
Part III: Short Answer
Answer the following questions in complete sentences. Be as specific as possible. (15 points)
21. How do the people Wiesel interacts with strengthen or diminish his hope and desire to live? Talk
about his father, Madame Schächter, Juliek, the French girl, Rabbi Eliahou and his son, the Nazis. Which
of their actions touched you the most?
22. What do you believe is Wiesel’s reason for writing Night? What message is he trying to get across to
23. When Elie witnesses one of the several public hangings he sees in Buna, another prisoner asks, “For
God’s sake, where is God?” In response, Elie thinks “This is where—hanging here from this gallows…”
One of the few things Wiesel describes about his childhood and life before the Holocaust is his faith.
How does his faith change? What is his view of God or his faith at the close
24. At the end of the book, Wiesel describes himself in the mirror as "a corpse" gazing back at himself. In
what ways did Wiesel die during the Holocaust? Does the memoir give you any hope that Wiesel ever
started living again?
25. Wiesel believes that remembering the Holocaust will help to ensure that this type of atrocity does
not occur in the future. Do you think learning about historical events can guide people to behave
differently? Does Night teach us anything about how we can react to atrocities like the Holocaust? Did
reading Night impact your thinking? Explain.
Part IV: Extended Reflection or On Demand Write-in class tomorrow.